Parisa Leviadin, Psy.D., Clinical Director

As a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in treating mood and anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, relationship and family conflicts. Parisa serves as a devoted clinical director of IBBMed. She specializes in the treatment of various disorders with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Neurofeedback; and as a certified Neurofeedback specialist, she helps patients with ADD & ADHD, Migraines & Pain Disorders, as well as executives and athletes seeking Optimal Brain Performance. She conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations and assessments for personal injury, disability, and diagnostic differentiation and IQ testing for educational placement and therapy. Her training and supervisory experience include the California Stress Control Clinic, UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic, The Help Group, Santa Clarita Child and Family Center, Children’s Hospital, Pasadena City College Assessment and the Tarzana Treatment Center Substance abuse program.

Education
UCLA, BA in Communication Studies
CSPP, MA in Clinical Psychology, Individual, Child and Family, Couples Therapy
CSPP, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Individual, Child and Family, Couples Therapy
EEG Institute, Neurofeedback Certification
Licensed by California Board of Psychology

Affiliation
American Psychological Association, Member
California Psychological Association, Member


Daphne Rahnama, MSW., Therapist & Coordinator

Daphne Rahnama is a devoted advocate for the psychological wellbeing of her clients. Daphne believes in building a trusting and non-judgmental relationship, where her clients can feel safe to talk about themselves openly. She has a strong passion to use innovative methods of practice and a psychoeducational perspective to help clients cope with their struggles arising from emotional traumas and difficulties. Daphne focused her research on teen and adolescents coping with grief and loss. She is specialized in treating clients who are suffering with Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress and Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence. She has also traveled through European countries studying the psychological effects of homelessness on individuals living in Europe.These work experiences conveyed and strengthened Daphne’s ability to guide her clients towards a stronger sense of self and a more resilient condition. Her training experience includes the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Culver City High School and Culver City Middle School.

Education
UC Berkeley, BA in Communication Studies & Education
University of Southern California, Masters in Social Work:
Mental Health Concentration & Social Work in Schools Sub-Concentration

Affiliation
National Association of Social Workers, Member


Eve Lahijani MS, RD

Eve, a Registered Dietitian with the soul of a great therapist, has extensive experience as a medical nutrition therapist, clinical educator and corporate dietitian, and leads our nutritional therapy program. Her expertise lies in helping patients separate eating and food from their emotions, uncover nutritional myths, utilize mindful eating, exploring eating behavior and re-integrating food/eating as part of a healthy life. She teaches patients how to make satisfying food choices and how to listen to their internal cues to understand exactly when to eat, how much to eat and what to eat.

Education
UCLA, BA in Economics
CSULA, MS in Nutritional Science

Affiliation
American Dietetic Association, Member
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, Member
Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, Member


Available Positions

Clinical Psychologist – Beverly Hills, CA

Responsibilities

Conduct individual and group psychotherapy and psychological and neurological assessments. Report writing includes progress notes, assessment reports, and research findings. Ability to identify psychological, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. Diagnose clients based on DSM-V. Develop goals, treatment plans, and monitor client progress with individual psychotherapy clients. Develop and advertise for group psychotherapy. Design of clinical outcome research in various modalities used in the treatment of anxiety and depression, including use psychotherapy, medications and Neurofeedback.  Educational responsibilities include development and dissemination of proper educational material for patient and family members, as well as coordination, administration and development of multimedia content for presentations made at the institute.

Qualifications

Doctorate degree (Ph.D or Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology and 3 years experience in job offered or closely related occupation.  *Employer will accept any suitable combination of education, training, or experience.

Special Requirements:

Experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy with individuals exhibiting symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression; Experience conducting psychological and neurological assessments with adults and children;  Experience conducting clinical research; Knowledge of DSM-V; and proficiency with assessment tools, including but not limited to, Woodcock Johnson-III/ IV, WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, WPPSI-IV, WIAT-III, NEPSY-II, Rorschach, Roberts Apperception Test, MMPI-2A, MCMI, MACI, MPACI, Beery VMI, Nelson-Denny Reading Test, WRAML-II, SPM, BASC, Achenbach-CBCL, BRIEF, CTOPP, CTMT, Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test, TVPS-3, TOPL-2.

Institute of Biobehavioral Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply: Qualified applicants please send resume to:

Institute of Biobehavioral Medicine
Attn:  Dr. David Leviadin
450 N. Bedford Dr., Suite 204, Beverly Hills, CA  90210
**Must reference JOB CODE#: DJ-01 when applying.

EOE M/F/D/V

It is the policy of Institute of Biobehavioral Medicine to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.